Cancer Screening Awareness

At West Yorkshire and Harrogate Cancer Alliance we are working to transform cancer services in our area, to deliver better outcomes for patients and catch cancer earlier.

We want to hear the views of all women and people with a cervix, aged 25 – 64 to help understand the things that might stop you booking a cervical screening (previously called the smear test), and things that might encourage you to. We welcome views of all women and people with a cervix, whether you have heard of cervical screening or not.

This set of questions will help us get a better understanding, and we expect it will take you 15 minutes to complete.

As a thank you we will make a charity donation of £5 per each survey completed (*up to the first 200 responses).

The survey is being carried out by Magpie, a Yorkshire-based company. Our mission is to create healthier and happier communities and we work with Councils, NHS and Public Health organisations to improve health communications.

We will not collect or store any personal information about you as a result of completing this survey unless you have opted in to be involved further, in which instance, we will safely store your email address for this purpose only. All data is held securely in line with our privacy policy which can be viewed on our website.

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* 1. Charity donation
At this time charities are facing a funding crisis and urgently need donations to keep their support services open. As a thank you for your involvement we will donate £5 for every completion to your chosen charity (*up to the first 200 responses). Which charity would you like to choose?

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* 2. About Cervical Screening
Do you know what cervical screening is?

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* 3. Cervical screening (a ‘smear test’) checks the health of your cervix. The cervix is the opening to your womb from your vagina.

All women and people with a cervix aged 25 to 64 should be invited by letter.

During the screening appointment, a small sample of cells will be taken from your cervix.

The test looks for specific types of the HPV virus, which can cause changes in the cells of the cervix. If the sample finds HPV then it will be checked for abnormal cells. By finding and treating these early, we can prevent most cases of cervical cancer.

Is this what you understood cervical screening to be?

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* 4. Have you attended cervical screening (previously called the ‘smear test’) in the last 3-5 years?

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* 5. How important, to you, is attending cervical screening?
(Not important ----- Very important (1-10)

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* 6. How confident do you feel to discuss cervical screening with your friends and family?
(Not confident ----- Very confident (1-10)

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Impressions - Invitation to screening

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* 7. If you received this letter what is the first thing that runs through your mind? Be as open and honest as possible.

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* 8. What might stop you booking an appointment? Tick all that apply

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* 9. Has the coronavirus pandemic changed your views about attending a cervical screening?

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